Although being in need of modernisation we feel this ground floor apartment (for the over 55’s) offers excellent value, especially as this property is for sale on a shared ownership basis if you so wish. The accommodation has gas central heating and double glazing and offers entrance hall, living room open to kitchen, one double bedroom and a bathroom. James Donovan Court has a communal hall with seating area, stairs & lift to all floors, a residents’ common room on the first floor, a part time warden, well-kept communal gardens, residents' enclosed washing line area and parking on a first come, first served basis. We are informed by Cheltenham Borough Council that roof works are proposed after 2019.
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The Situation: The property is found about one mile or so distant of Cheltenham Town Centre. The Sainsbury’s supermarket is situated within the neighbouring “Battledown Park” development, whilst countryside walks are nearby at Harp Hill. Prestbury village is found around 1 mile distant.
Directions: Leave Cheltenham Town Centre (inner ring road – Berkeley Street) via the A40 London Road; at the first traffic lights turn left into Hewlett Road and proceed to the mini roundabout. Take the third exit (continuing into Hewlett Road) and after about ½ mile James Donovan Court is on your right hand side with parking at the front of the block of apartments.
N.B: All measurements are approximate, for guidance only and given in imperial and metric. Room sizes should, therefore, be checked by proposed purchaser(s) for the purpose of ordering any carpets or other items where room sizes are critical.
Communal Entrance (Front):
Security entrance system linked to each apartment and security fob provide to each resident to gain access.
Communal Entrance Lobby (Front):
Furnished to provide a comfortable seating area for guests and residents. Stairs and lift to 1st and 2nd floors.
Flat 7 Entrance Hall:
Entrance door, radiator, coving to ceiling, two storage cupboards.
Living Room/Kitchen: (Rear):
Comprising of wall and base units, stainless steel sink with mixer tap, radiator, wall mounted gas boiler, appliance space, plumbing for washing machine, double glazed window to rear.
Double glazed window to rear, built-in wardrobe and radiator
Panelled bath with shower over, pedestal wash basin, low level wc, tiled walls, radiator and extractor fan.
Outside – Rear
Communal enclosed washing line area, bin storage area and parking on a first come, first served basis.
Outside – Front
Communal gardens mainly lawned, pathway to communal entrance and parking on a first come, first served basis.
Lease: The lease expires on 11/10/2082.
Shared Ownership: A buyer/tenant can buy either a 25%, 50%, 75% share or 100% interest in the property.
Maintenance Charge: Currently £152.36 per month - The service charge is variable depending on the % ownership. Between £1104.12 (25% share) up to £1825.92 (100% share) per annum. To be confirmed by seller.
Ground Rent: Currently £10.00 per annum.
Pets: No pets allowed.
We understand that the sellers – Cheltenham Borough Council
(i) Are obliged to buy back the flat from the purchaser should the lessee at any time offer to surrender the lease (for the owned percentage).
(ii) The price quoted is for 100% but shared ownership could be entertained.
We are informed by the seller(s) that there is mains water, gas, electricity and drainage currently connected (to be confirmed).
We are informed by Cheltenham Borough Council that the property is in Band ‘B’ with £1,363.66 being payable for 2019/2020.
All information subject to legal confirmation
Important Notice Philip Pugh and Partners have not tested any apparatus/installations/ services and cannot vouch for their condition. We therefore strongly recommend that their condition is verified by prospective purchaser(s) through surveyors or solicitors.
By appointment with the Sole Agents
Philip Pugh and Partners on 25 Bath Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1YA
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